The physical practice of yoga is low-impact and therefore relatively low-risk. With conscientious and ability-appropriate practice, the risk can remain small. However, like any other form of exercise, injury is possible and in fact, too frequent. So it’s important to be aware of common yoga injuries and prevention, as students and teachers.
Whether you intend to teach yoga or simply want to enrich your personal knowledge, the decision to pursue your 200 hour yoga teacher training is no small step. Give yourself some love for choosing this bold path, and then take some deep belly breaths – because what comes next will require some focused research.
Disturbances to the mind are reflected in the quality our breathing patterns. This is one of the basic and important understandings of yogic breathing. What is actually quite beautiful is that the sages have given us a variety of tools to manage and even eliminate these disturbance by simply regulating the quality of our breath. We don’t have to wrestle with the mind it will usually just fall into a peaceful state when the breath takes the center stage of our focus and we manage it peacefully.
The search to heal lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention – in fact, up to 80% of individuals suffer from it at some point. Back pain, whether acute or chronic, can be extremely debilitating. It can interfere with our sleep, our work, and our day-to-day activities. The […]